Saint Thomas Academy has named Frank Clark to the post of head lacrosse coach. Clark has a long track record of coaching success at the collegiate, high school and youth levels.
“We could not be more thrilled to have Frank join the Saint Thomas Academy community and specifically our lacrosse program,” said Greg May, athletics and activities director. “Coach Clark spoke passionately about discipline and a self-starter mentality as traits he likes to instill in his teams, as well as the importance of prioritizing process over results. We are confident he will build upon the current success of our lacrosse program and make an immediate impact on the Academy.”
Clark is currently the coaching director and a board member for the Mendota Heights Youth Lacrosse Association. He is also a co-founder, the director of player development and the 2029 Head Coach for Team Minnesota, which was founded in 2008.
Previously, Clark was head coach at both Benilde-St. Margaret’s and at The Blake School. At Blake from 2013-2017, Clark led the Bears to five Minnesota Independent Athletic Conference championships, five section finals and four state tournaments.
Clark was on the coaching staff of the University of Minnesota-Duluth from 2002-2012, where he was the Bulldogs’ offensive coordinator and, beginning in 2010, was the head coach. While he was with the Bulldogs, UMD won 10 Upper Midwest Lacrosse Conference titles and advanced to the national tournament 10 times. Clark was inducted into the UMD Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 2013.
Clark is a graduate of Malvern Preparatory School, which has a nationally ranked lacrosse program, in Malvern, Penn. He played collegiately at nationally ranked Denison University in Granville, Ohio.
Clark resides in Mendota Heights with his wife and three children.